100 chuhe khaakar, billi Haj ko chali: UP CM blames Congress govts in Punjab, Rajasthan for Auraiya accident

100 chuhe khaakar, billi Haj ko chali: UP CM blames Congress govts in Punjab, Rajasthan for Auraiya accident

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday shifted blame for the road accident in Auraiya, during which 26 migrant labourers were killed, on the Congress governments in Punjab and Rajasthan, saying the party is just like the proverbial cat that seeks salvation after killing 100 rats.

Speaking to a news channel, Yogi Adityanath said, "In the unfortunate accident that happened in UP's Auraiya, the Congress leadership should understand that one truck [involved within the accident] was from Rajasthan, while the opposite was coming from Punjab. A hefty amount of cash was taken from the migrant labourers, who were returning to Bihar and Jharkhand. What were they [Congress] doing then? you'll exploit people then put up an honest face.

"The [Hindi] idiom '100 chuhe khaakar, billi Haj ko chali [a cat seeking salvation after consuming 100 rats]' fits on the Congress today. this is often the shameful face of the Congress. I condemn the Congress leadership for creating fun of the migrant labourers.

Twenty-six migrant workers were declared dead on Saturday early morning, after a tractor trailer carrying sacks of lime along side people rammed into a stationary truck with many migrant workers sitting in it near a roadside eatery on the national highway in Auraiya.